This year we saw a lot of heavily-trafficked posts in furniture design, covering everything from old-school techniques to newfangled technologies, up-and-coming designers, wild experiments and some plain ol' kick-ass designs.
The breakout hit was, surprisingly, a blast from the past: "The World's Oldest, Simplest Chair Design," which was built by everyone from the Vikings to ancient Africans to American Boy Scouts to Steve Ramsey, drew lots of eyeballs.
Moving into the present day, were just blown away by "Reed Hansuld's Outstanding Furniture Designs." By the looks of it, this talented young man from Brooklyn by way of Canada has got a long furniture career ahead of him.
What about your own potential future as a furniture designer/builder? What can you study and practice that might give you a leg up on the competition? As we saw in "Studying Boatbuilding Gives You an Edge as a Furniture Designer," shipwright-trained Nathie Katzoff is killing it with his innovative and organic designs.